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Job Summary

Department: School of Nursing, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties meeting requirements to apply.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

This is a term-limited position due to salary funded on a grant.

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The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences seeks a Research Associate who will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the implementation of a study intervention working directly with study participants.



*Implement exercise interventions for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), deliver exercise and health education to small groups of research subjects with COPD,

participate in coaching phone calls, measure performance outcomes and administer questionnaires. 


*Participate in the recruitment, screening, scheduling and follow-up of research subjects.


*Manage, track and record data from physical activity monitors, physical performance tests and survey questionnaires.


*Assist with regulatory procedures such as protocol review and institutional review board submissions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.



Supervision is received from the PI.

Required Qualifications*


Education and Experience:

*A bachelor's degree in a kinesiology or related field is required; a master’s degree in a related field preferred.

*Over one (1) year of relevant work experience in research and with study participants.

*Candidate must have superior communication skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

*Excellent computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Endnote.


*SPSS knowledge/experience preferred.

*Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative and effective manner.

*Demonstrated time management and relationship building skills.

*Ability to serve diverse populations.

*A high degree of initiative and resourcefulness.

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include some occasional weekend or evening hours.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.